Olivia, left: “I’m sorry about what happened. We’ve all been in your shoes and it can be a painful and trying time. If you need anything, just let me know.”
Betsy: “Well, I sure could use a place to stay.”
Olivia: “A place to stay? Why on earth would you say such a thing?”
Betsy: “Because I lost my job and then I got evicted. Isn’t that why you offered to help me?”
Olivia: “Oh, heavens no, I don’t know anything about poverty. I was referring to that horrible perm you’ve got, and I was going to give you the name of my stylist.”
Previously published in “Crusty Pie” and “Bonnywood Manor”. Tiny changes made.
Categories: Past Imperfect